Science Spooktacular

About

Get ready for science thrills at our annual Science Spooktacular. This is a no-cost, candy-free event packed with Halloween-themed festivities for the entire family.

Enjoy a themed experience at the Science Center as you navigate your way through the different galleries. Make sure to experience a chilling science demonstration down at the Energy Stage.

There, you’ll learn about real, everyday monsters and why they play an important role in our ecosystem, life and more. During the month of October, you’ll discover that the things you thought were scary may not be that scary at all. Plus, surprise partners will help you unravel the unexpected and the unknown through science.

Spooky Science everyday in October!

Prices

This is a free event – including parking!

Free parking is available in the Oakland Building parking lot. The McDonnell Planetarium and the Planetarium parking lot will be closed.

Exclusive for Spooktacular
  • COMMEMORATIVE SPOOKTACULAR PIN
    Stop by the Membership Services desk all month for your $3 Spooktacular pin. Quantities are limited. First come, first served.

Free for Members October 24 and 25!

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Creep It Real the entire month of October!
  • Special Walkthrough – October 24 & 25
    We’ll have a special walkthrough on October 24 & 25! Check back as we add more details in October! But, watch out! You may stumble upon a few hair-raising experiences that you and the whole family can enjoy.

  • MONSTER TRICK-OR-TREAT BAGS
    Membership Desk, All Month Long | Get ready to make your own trick or treat bag that is ready to be filled with Halloween goodies.

  • FRIGHTFULLY GOOD FOOD AND DRINKS
    Sink your teeth into our food and lift your spirits with our drink specials. Members receive 20% off.

    Vampire Bar, Second Floor

    Pumpkin Bar, First Floor

    Pizza and Café, First Floor

Features

Just a sample of our Science Spooktacular fun:

  • Experience a chilling science demonstration at our Energy Stage. Learn about real, everyday monsters and why they play an important role in our ecosystem.
  • Unravel the unexpected and the unknown through science with our partners.
  • Bring the whole family in costume to get into the Halloween spirit.

NOT SO SCARY

Real “monsters” maybe scary, but they offer many benefits to our ecosystem!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Food and Drink Specials

Whether you’re in the mood for a mummy dog or candy-corn pizza, head over to one of our food venues for a monstrous meal. For our 21+ ghost hunters, enjoy a glass of wine or beer.

Costumes

Bring the whole family in costume to get into the Halloween spirit.